Originally Posted by JonnyRandom
Don't go paying £30 or £40 for somebody to do it, the DIY kits are really easy to fit.
Its only easy when the customer has the following
Hammer drill and long drill bit to create 20mm hole in wall.
Suitable tools for cutting into existing cold water pipe.
A stop cock that actually turns off!
a basic knowledge of plumbing and what all your pipes do and are for.
A kit that is half decent quality and all the bits you need.
I'm all for saving money, just consider the cost if things go wrong though. I do agree its one of the easier plumbing tasks to undertake and should be straight forward, but I know of many people who would not know a 15mm copper pipe from a hose pipe. If you do take on the job yourself, take things slowly and double check all things before doing them. Also make sure you replace any equipotential bonding that will possibly be on any pipes near your sink if thats where you are connecting from.
Good Luck whatever you do and if you need any advice, I know there are many plumbers on here who would give you free advice before you start. Me included.
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